Welcome Message from General Co-Chairs

The 51st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering (CIE51) will be co-hosted by the Decision Support & Analytics Research Group (DSARG) from the School of Systems & Computing (Syscom) at UNSW Canberra (Australia) and the Center for Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Resilience (CSOSRC) at the University of Adelaide (Australia), between 9th and 11th December 2024. The venue for this conference will be the Colombo Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

CIE51 aims to gather researchers to disseminate and discuss state-of-the-art advancements in the areas of Industrial Engineering, supply chain management, operations management, Computer science, Manufacturing, Management, and other related areas. The conference will witness the participation of distinguished speakers worldwide in the different disciplines of Industrial Engineering, with keynote speeches from distinguished scientists on advanced topics.

This is the latest in the series sponsored by Computers & Industrial Engineering: An International Journal, published by Elsevier. Its Impact Factor was 7.9 in 2023, and its Cite Score was 11.9 for the same year, placing it at the 96th percentile among general engineering journals (Q1 per the Web of Science and ABDC ranking ‘A’).

Come and join us for an experience that will prepare you to learn about new research and breakthroughs in Industrial Engineering, gain valuable insights into new start-ups and leading AI and IE establishments, grow your network, and get inspired by the brightest minds working in this multi-faceted field.

Should you have any queries related to this conference, please drop an email to CIE51@unsw.edu.au.

We look forward to meeting you at the CIE51 in Sydney.

Dr Ripon K. Chakrabortty
Dr Hasan H Turan
Prof Kannan Govindan
Prof Yasser Dessouky
General Co-Chairs, CIE51 2024

Important Dates

Special Session Submission Deadline: 15th of May 2024

Abstract Submission Deadline: 30th June 2024 (please note that you do not need an accepted abstract to submit a full paper. You can submit the full paper directly, should you decide to)

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 30th June 2024

Acceptance Notification: 15th August 2024

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 30th August 2024

Final Paper Submission Deadline: 30th September 2024

Conference Date: 9th - 11th December 2024


The conference theme will be “Towards Smart, Sustainable, and Resilient Systems”

The CIE51 program will include guest speakers, peer-reviewed technical program, demos, short papers, posters, invited sessions on the same or related topics, industrial presentations, editorial board, industry panels, and exhibitions around but not limited to the following topics:

Smart Manufacturing Systems

Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing

Industrial Internet of Things

Cyber-Physical Systems

Humanitarian and Emergency Logistics

Simulation Optimization & Applications

Manufacturing Innovation

Resilient Smart Factories

Reliability Engineering and Predictive Maintenance

Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics

E-Business and E-Commerce

Sustainable and Smart Transportation Systems

Quality Control and Management

Decision Support Systems

Production Planning and Operations Scheduling

Technology and Knowledge Management

Digital Transformation

Advanced Engineering Simulations 

Defence Technologies

Engineering Management

Big Data Analytics & Applications

Resilience Supply Chains and Logistics Model

Operations Research and Optimization

Facilities Planning and Design

Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

Design for X

Data Mining and Business Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning applications

Product Process, Service, and Software Design Management

Reverse Engineering

Smart Cities Management Models

Healthcare Management Systems

Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Project Management and Control

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Circular Economics

Optimization of renewable energy resources

Vehicle routing

Workforce planning

Assembly line balancing


Proceedings and Special Issue

Conference proceedings carrying the ISSN identifier of CIE51 for the CD-ROM version and 2164-8689 for the online version. Both are also indexed in Scopus and El Compendex. The proceedings will be published by Curran & Associates and posted on the website https://www.computers-and-ie.org/.

Extended versions of selected articles will be published in a special issue of ELSEVIER Computers and Industrial Engineering Journal (ISSN 0360-8352). Some other special issues will be organized and announced on the conference webpage later. A few under discussion are- IEEE Engineering Management Review Journal, Annals of Operations ResearchInternational Journal of Production Research, and Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.

Paper Options

CIE51 offers two options for paper submissions and publications at the same registration rate:

i. Full papers are reviewed for presentation at the conference as well as for publication in the conference proceedings.

ii. Abstracts (only) will be reviewed for presentation at the conference without publishing in the conference proceedings.

All papers submitted to this conference will be peer-reviewed.

Competitions and Awards

  1. Best conference paper award certificate
  2. Best student paper award
  3. Best poster award
  4. Best undergraduate senior project award

Submissions and Paper Template

Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers to CIE51 that are not under review for any other conference or journal at the same time.

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum length of 10 pages (including references and appendix, if any). Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process and all submissions must be done through EasyChair.

Important: Please make sure that the paper title and the list of authors included in the submitted PDF file are the same as those included in the EasyChair paper registration page.

To submit your paper, please click here.
To download the Word template, please click here.
To download the updated Latex template, please click here.

Special Session

The CIE51 is privileged to have fourteen unique and extremely important special sessions to facilitate focused discussions on new topics or innovative applications. Authors are requested to select/mention the right special session track while submitting their full paper, should they decide to. Otherwise, submit your paper on a regular stream.    

1. AI-empowered Industrial Systems: case studies, challenges, and future prospects

Organised by:

  • Professor Xun Xu, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dr Yunlong Tang, Monash University, Australia
  • Dr Yuqian Lu, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dr Jan Polzer, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

2. Optimization of Electric-based Logistics System

Organised by:

  • Mr Setyo Tri Windras Mara, UNSW Canberra, Australia. 
  • Professor Ruhul Amin Sarker, UNSW Canberra, Australia.
  • Dr Daryl Essam, UNSW Canberra, Australia.
  • Dr Saber Elsayed, UNSW Canberra, Australia

3. Enabling Supply Chain Resilience Through Data-Driven Digital Technologies

Organised by:

  • Professor William Ho, University of Melbourne, Australia. 
  • Dr Agus Wicaksana, University of Adeliade, Australia. 

4. Data-driven decision-making for planning and controlling manufacturing and service supply chains toward Net-Zero carbon emissions

Organised by:

  • Dr Humyun Fuad Rahman, Newcastle University, UK.
  • Associate Professor Sanjoy Kumar Paul, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
  • Dr Ripon K. Chakrabortty, UNSW Canberra, Australia.  

5. Supply Chain 5.0 - Towards Human-Centric, Sustainable, and Resilient Systems

Organised by:

  • Dr Peter SHI, Macquarie University, Australia.
  • Professor Chaozhe Jiang, Southwest Jiaotong University, China. 
  • Hedy Dou, Macquarie University, Australia.

6. From Data to Action: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Effective Process Modelling

Organised by:

  • Dr Oz Sahin, UNSW Canberra, Australia.
  • Dr Russell Richards, The University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Dr Khoi Nguyen, Griffith University, Australia.
  • Dr Firouzeh Taghikhah, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Dr Xiaolin Wang, Australian National University, Australia. 

7.  Human-Centric Production Systems in the Era of Industry 5.0

Organised by:

  • Associate Professor Dr Rajeev Agrawal, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India.
  • Professor Vikas Kumar, Birmingham City University, UK.
  • Dr Maria Leonilde Rocha Varela, University of Minho, Portugal.
  • Dr Anbesh Jamwal, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India.

8. Supply Chain Sustainability

Organised by:

  • Associate Professor Daniel D Prior, UNSW Canberra, Australia.
  • Dr Oz Sahin, UNSW Canberra, Australia.
  • Dr Hasan Turan, UNSW Canberra, Australia.
  • Dr Firouzeh Taghikhah, University of Sydney, Australia. 

9. Vehicle Routing Problem with Synchronization

Organised by:

  • Dr Faisal Alkaabneh, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

10. Leveraging quality management, sustainability management and digital manufacturing to support the industrial net zero transition

Organised by:

  • Associate Professor Andrea Trianni, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. 

11. Computer-based Sustainable Logistic and Supply Chain Management

Organised by:

  • Associate Professor Devika Kannan, University of Adelaide, Australia. 
  • Professor Yongjian Li, Nankai University, China.
  • Dr Song Xu, Shanghai Maritime University, China.

12. Operations Research with Industrial Applications

Organised by:

  • Associate Professor Honglei Xu, Curtin University, Australia. 
  • Dr Hasan Turan, UNSW Canberra, Australia. 
  • Dr Simon Dunstall, CSIRO, Australia.
  • Dr David Marlow, Department of Defence, Australia. 

13. Sustainable Transport Systems

Organised by:

  • Dr Elnaz Irannezhad, Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovations (rCITI), UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • Prof Taha Rashidi, Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovations (rCITI), UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • Associate Meead Saberi, Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovations (rCITI), UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • Prof Vinayak Dixit, Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovations (rCITI), UNSW Sydney, Australia.

14. The Future of Education and Work in the new Digitized Society

Organised by:

  • A/Prof. Andrei Sleptchenko, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • A/Prof. Mecit Can Emre Simsekler, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Prof. Mohammed Omar, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Organising Committee

Conference Co-Chairs

Dr Ripon K. Chakrabortty, Leader & Founder of the Decision Support & Analytics Research Group (DSARG), School of System & Computing, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

Dr Hasan H Turan, Research Lead at the Capability Systems Centre, School of System & Computing, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

Prof Kannan Govindan, Director of CSOSRC at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and Chair Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

Prof Yasser Dessouky, San Jose State University, United States of America.

Local Organising Committee Members

1. Professor Ruhul A Sarker, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

2. Professor Sami Kara, UNSW Sydney, Australia.

3. Associate Professor Sanjoy Paul, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

4. Professor Kathryn Kasmarik, UNSW Canberra, Australia. 

5. Prof Honglei Xu, Curtin University, Australia.

6. Professor Babak Abbasi, RMIT University, Australia.

7. Dr Simon Dunstall, Data61, CSIRO, Australia.

8. Dr Darson Li, UNSW Sydney, Australia.

9. Dr Ismail Ali, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

10. Dr Sanath Kahagalege, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

11. Dr Huadong Mo, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

12. Professor William Ho, University of Melbourne, Australia.

13. Associate Professor Omar K Hussain, UNSW Canberra, Australia

14. Professor Daniel Prajogo, Monash University, Australia.

15. Associate Professor Ferry JIE, Edith Cowan University, Australia.

16. Dr Priyabrata Chowdhury, RMIT University, Australia.

17. Associate Professor Daniel Prior, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

18. Dr Pankaj Sharma, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

19. Dr Peter Shi, Macquarie University, Australia.

20. Dr Firouzeh Taghikhah, University of Sydney, Australia.

21. Dr Yu Zhang, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

22. Associate Professor Nagesh Shukla, Griffith University, Australia.

23. Dr Elnaz Irannezhad, UNSW Sydney, Australia.

24. Associate Professor Hadi Ghaderi, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.

25. Associate Professor Sobhan (Sean) Arisian, La Trobe University, Australia.

26. Associate Professor Indra Gunawan, University of Adelaide, Australia.

27. Associate Professor Xiao-Hua Jin, Western Sydney University, Australia.

28. Professor Lusheng Shao, University of Melbourne, Australia.

29. Dr Anthony Sexton, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

30. Dr Alireza Abbasi, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

31. Dr Morteza Saberi, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

32. Dr Reza Kiani Mavi, Edith Cowan University, Australia.

33. Dr Mostafa Khatami, University of Wollongong, Australia. 

34. Dr Emiliya Suprun, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

35. Dr Damith Mohotti, UNSW Canberra, Australia


International Advisory Board

1. Professor Dursun Delen, Oklahoma State University, USA.

2. Professor Min XIE, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

3. Professor Alexandre DOLGUI, IMT Atlantique Bretagne-Pays de Loire Department of Automation CIM, France.

4. Associate Professor Adriana Gabor, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

5. Dr Humyun Fuad Rahman, Newcastle University, UK.

6. Dr Alexandros Tzanetos, Jönköping University, Sweden.

7. Dr Mesbahuddin Chowdhury, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

8. Associate Professor Mohd Adil, NIT Hamirpur, India.

9. Dr Yuqian Lu, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

10. Professor George Huang, Hong Kong Polytechnique University, Hong Kong.

11. Associate Professor Carman Lee, Hong Kong Polytechnique University, Hong Kong.

12. Professor Prasanta Dey, Aston University, UK.

13. Dr Majid Azadi, Aston University, UK.

14. Professor Ali Emrouznejad, University of Surrey, UK.

15. Professor Lenny Koh, Sheffield University, UK.

16. Professor Sri Talluri, Michigan State University, USA.

17. Professor Tyson Browning, Texas Christian University, USA.

18. Dr Seyed Jalaleddin Mousavirad, Mid Sweden University, Sweden. 

19. Dr Karam Sallam, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. 

Steering Committee 

1.  Mr Farhad Habibi, PhD Student, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

2.  Mr Amir Hossein Ordibazar, PhD Student, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

3.  Mr Md Mahmudul Hasan, PhD Student, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

4.  Mr Abu Hashan Md Mashud, PhD Student, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

5.  Mrs Tanzila Azad, PhD Student, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

6.  Mrs Bodrunnessa Badhon, PhD Student, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

7.  Mrs Sonia Farhana Nimmy, PhD Student, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

8.  Mr Sayem Ahmed, PhD Student, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

9.  Mr Md Kamruzzaman, PhD Student, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

10.  Ms Yifan Xin, PhD Student, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

11. Alan Zhang, PhD Student, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

12. Mosaab Hamed, PhD Student, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

13. Aisyah Dewi Muthiah, PhD Student, UNSW Canberra, Australia.

14. Sareh Shahrabifarahani, PhD Student, UNSW Sydney, Australia. 


General Information

The registration page is open now! Please click here. While confirming, please respond to the questions on the registration page, particularly on the dietary requirement. Also note that the Gala Dinner will be on Wednesday, December 11th, between 6 and 9 p.m. 

Also, note that the registration fees are converted to AUD. For example, while paying the general registration fee of USD 650, the Humanitix platform will charge you an equivalent of AUD 1000 + GST. Thanks for your understanding.  


Registration Fees
Registration Category Early Bird Rate (if paid by August 30, 2024) Normal Rate (if paid after August 30, 2024)
General Registration Fee (up to 1 paper) USD 650 (AUD 1000) USD 750 (AUD 1120)
General Registration Fee (Student)- up to 1 paper  USD 400 (AUD 615) USD 450 (AUD 690)
General Registration Fee (Area Editors of CIE only) USD 375 (AUD 560) USD 375 (AUD 560)
Additional Fee for Each Extra Paper USD 250 (AUD 385) USD 250 (AUD 385)
Additional Conference Banquet Ticket USD 150 (AUD 230) USD 150 (AUD 230)
Additional Fee Per Extra Page (if more than 10 pages) USD 15 (AUD 23) USD 15 (AUD 23)
Workshop on 'Demonstration of Simulation Modeling with AnyLogic" USD 100 (AUD 150) USD 100 (AUD 150)

Registration Rules

  • At least one author of each accepted paper needs to register (as an in-person presenter). Otherwise, the submission will not be included in the proceedings. This should be the person intending to present the paper at the conference. Registration applies to not only full papers but also any publication included in the companion proceedings. Registering an author does not automatically grant conference access to co-authors (they need to register if they wish to attend the conference).
  • Only students of bachelor, master, or PhD programs with a valid student ID (or other proof of student status) at the time of registration are eligible for student fees.
  • Please provide your details while registering for the discounted price for the Area Editors of Computers & Industrial Engineering Journal. Thanks! 
  • Each registration includes attendance to all the sessions of the 3-day conference, Gala Dinner, and presenting and publishing 1 paper (with 10 pages max).

Should you have any queries related to this conference registration, please drop an email to CIE51@unsw.edu.au.

Workshop on “Demonstration of Simulation Modeling with AnyLogic”

Day and Time: 9:00 am -1:00 pm, Wednesday, December 11, 2024

Location: UNSW Sydney, Kensington Campus (In-Person)

Price: 150 AUD/person (limited to 20 attendees)


Simulation modeling is a useful method for analyzing complex systems. It allows decision-makers to explore "what-if" scenarios to understand the impact of different choices on system performance.

This workshop is designed for beginners interested in learning simulation modeling. The course starts with the basics and gradually introduces concepts like Discrete Event Simulation and Monte Carlo simulation. Attendees will learn to apply these techniques using the AnyLogic software, gaining practical experience and improving their simulation modeling skills.

Workshop content:

In this workshop, we will cover the topics of:

  • Introduction to Simulation and AnyLogic GUI
  • Java basics for AnyLogic
  • Monte-Carlo and Discrete Event Simulation Modelling in AnyLogic
  • Simulation-based optimization
  • Dashboard development and interaction with data in external environments
  • Hands-on practices with cases from various domains


Dr Hasan TURAN is a Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, and the Research Lead at the Capability Systems Centre.  He is an expert on the development of data-driven solution methods and their application to complex decision-making problems arising in different domains.

Dr. Turan has been involved in several large-scale simulation projects funded. He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate-level simulation courses and organizing simulation-related special sessions at various leading national and international scientific conferences.


(a) Please make sure you pay the workshop fee during conference registration by adding “Workshop on 'Demonstration of Simulation Modeling with AnyLogic" in the online payment system.

(b) All course material, including source codes, will be made available for attendees in advance. 


Keynote Speakers

Distinguished Professor Jie Lu

University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Distinguished Professor Jie Lu AO (Officer of the Order of Australia) is an internationally renowned scientist in the area of computational intelligence, who has made fundamental and influential contributions, particularly in fuzzy transfer learning, concept drift, data-driven decision support systems, and recommender systems. Her research has huge positive implications and significant impact on her research community and for society and economics.  An IEEE Fellow, IFSA Fellow, Australian Computer Society Fellow, and Australian Laureate Fellow in AI, Jie has published six research books and about 500 papers in leading journals and conferences, has won 10 ARC Discovery projects and ARC Laureate fellow project, and also led 15 ARC Linkage and industry projects. She has supervised 50 PhD students to completion.

As the Director of the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute (AAII) at UTS, the largest AI centre in Australia with 35 researchers and 230 PhD students, Jie works at the frontier of the information age. Her research is helping shape the way organisations use data to make decisions in complex and uncertain situations. Jie, who is also Associate Dean (Research Excellence) in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at UTS,  has driven the faculty’s culture of research excellence and impact. Effective prediction and decision making deliver direct benefits to industry and the community by increasing economic activity and helping organisations to manage risk. Jie has applied her expertise and theoretical innovation in this field in industry collaborations across a wide range of sectors, including transportation, telecommunications, health care and education.

Her projects include partnerships with Optus, Sydney Trains, Domain Holdings, Australia Ltd, Workforce Health Assessors and 23Strands, developing and implementing intelligent recommender systems and data-driven decision support systems. She received the UTS Vice-Chancellor's Research Medal for Research and Teaching Integration (2010), the UTS Chancellor's Research Medal for Research Excellence (2019), the Computer Journal Wilkes Award (2018), the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper award (2019 and 2022), the Australian Most Innovative Engineer award (2019), IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, NeurIPS 2022 Paper Award, Australasian AI Distinguished Research Contribution Award (2022) and Australian NSW Premier Prize on Excellence in Engineering or Information & Communication Technology (2023).

She delivers 40 keynote speeches at international conferences. She serves as Editor-In-Chief for leading journal Knowledge-Based Systems (Elsevier) since 2010.

Professor Chen-Fu Chien

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan R.O.C.

Dr. Chen-Fu Chien is Tsinghua Chair Professor and Executive Vice President, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Hsinchu, Taiwan. He is now the President of Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Society (APIEMS). Since 2018, he has been the Director of Artificial Intelligence for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (AIMS) Research Center that is one of four national AI centers sponsored by National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), Taiwan. He is the founder and Director for Decision Analysis Laboratory (DALab), the NTHU-TSMC Center for Manufacturing Excellence, and the Zhen-Ding Tech & National Tsing Hua University Joint Research Center in Taiwan. He received B.S. with double majors in Industrial Engineering and Electrical Engineering with the Phi Tau Phi Honor from NTHU in 1990. He received M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Ph.D. of Decision Sciences and Operations Research at UW-Madison, in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, UC Berkeley, from 2002 to 2003. From 2005 to 2008, he had been on-leave as the Deputy Director of Industrial Engineering Division in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). He received the Executive Training of PCMPCL from Harvard Business School in 2007. He was a Visiting Professor in Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge University (sponsored by Royal Society, UK), Visiting Professor in Beijing Tsinghua University (sponsored by Chinese Development Foundation), Visiting Professor in Waseda University (sponsored by Japan Interchange Association Young Scholar Fellowship), and Visiting Professor in Tianjin University and Zhejiang University, China.

His research efforts center on decision analysis, big data analytics, modeling and analysis for semiconductor manufacturing, manufacturing strategy, and manufacturing intelligence. Dr. Chien and his DALab Associates have conducted in-depth university-industry collaborative research projects with the leaders of different industrial segments to validate developed solutions and served as senior consultant for leading companies including TSMC, MediaTek, Delta, and AUO. Dr. Chien has received 12 USA invention patents on intelligent manufacturing and published 6 books, 12 case studies in Harvard Business School, and more than 220 journal papers with Google citation number over 10466 and H-index 51. He has been listed as world Top 2% Scientists. He has been invited to give keynote speech in various conferences including APIEMS, C&IE, FAIM, IEEE, IEEM, IML, ISMI, ISSM, leading universities and international companies worldwide. He is a Fellow of APIEMS, CIIE, and CSMOT. Dr. Chien received the National Quality Award, the Executive Yuan Award for Outstanding Science & Technology, three Distinguished Research Awards and Tier 1 Principal Investigator (Top 3%) from NSTC, Distinguished University-Industry Collaborative Research Award from the Ministry of Education, University Industrial Contribution Awards from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the TECO Award, the 2011 Best Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and the 2015 Best Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing.

Professor Steven Carnovale

College of Business at Florida Atlantic University, USA

Dr. Carnovale is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. Prior to joining FAU, Dr. Carnovale was Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology from August 2018 to December 2022 and Nike Professor of Supply Chain Management at Portland State University from Sept. 2014 to June 2018. Dr Carnovale is a supply chain strategist specializing in interfirm networks, risk management and global sourcing/production networks with a specific focus on equity-based partnerships. He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Supply Chain Management. His research has appeared in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, the Journal of Business Logistics, the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, the Journal of International Business Studies, the International Journal of Production Economics, the European Journal of Operational Research and Annals of Operations Research among others. Dr. Carnovale earned his B.S. and PhD degrees at Rutgers University, specializing in Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences. Dr. Carnovale is a frequent speaker at both academic and professional supply chain meetings on topics related to supply networks & analytics, with a specific focus on how firms can use these concepts to generate enhanced visibility and financial performance within their supply chains and extended enterprises. Prior to his academic work he co-founded a marketing strategy and consulting firm, worked in sales and operations management roles in the IT sector, as well as in market research and marketing analytics roles.

Professor Tava Olsen

Deputy Dean, Academic, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia

Tava Olsen is a Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management and the Deputy Dean, Academic at Melbourne Business School. Tava is an award-winning expert in operations and supply chain management, with a PhD from Stanford University and extensive experience publishing in and serving on the editorial board of four Financial Times Top 50 journals. Prior to joining Melbourne Business School, she was the head of two departments at the University of Auckland Business School: Information Systems and Operations Management, as well as Accounting and Finance. She also served previously as Deputy Dean from 2020 to 2021 and was also the Director of its Centre for Supply Chain Management from 2010 to 2022.

Before moving back to her native Auckland, Tava spent most of her academic career in the United States. She taught operations and manufacturing management at Washington University’s Olin Business School – first as Associate Professor and later Professor – from 2000 to 2010, and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan from 1994 to 2000. Tava has edited several top academic journals including Operations Research (Area Editor for Operations and Supply Chain), Production and Operations Management (Senior Editor), Management Science (Associate Editor) and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (Associate Editor).

Tava has taught a wide variety of courses, including operations management, service operations, healthcare management, business analytics, simulation, critical thinking, and project management, to a range of audiences from bachelors to executives. Outside of teaching, she also served as President of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society and has been awarded more than US$3 million of external funding throughout her career, including through the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden Grant and the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award in the US.

Venue and Visa


The 51st International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering (CIE51) will be held at the Columbo Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney, Australia.

For directions to the UNSW Sydney campus, click here.

About Sydney!

Travelling to Sydney for your next event is becoming a breeze! Sydney Airport, a major international hub, boasts connections to almost anywhere in the world. With over 630 direct international flights offered by 47 airlines every week, finding a convenient and potentially affordable option is easy. Even better, flight capacity is booming, reaching 90% by September 2024, a significant jump from 71% in January 2023. Key routes from places like India, Korea, and Fiji are even surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Plus, Australia's world-class visa system ensures a smooth application process for delegates from all countries. Sydney is ready to welcome you!

Don't worry about needing a car for short trips! Most delegate destinations are easily walkable. But if you need to venture further, Sydney has a convenient public transport network with buses, trains, light rail, and ferries. And the best part? You only need one Opal Card, to access it all across Sydney and nearby areas. It's simple to use, and contactless payment with credit cards (Amex, Mastercard, or Visa) or linked devices is also an option for those on the Adult fare. Plus, fares are capped at AUD 15 daily, so you can explore freely without breaking the bank.

Please note that December is a 'summer' month in Sydney, with temperature averages of 26.2°C.

Visa Information

All visitors to Australia require a valid passport and visa upon entry, with delegates attending a business event or conference required to apply for a business visitor visa. for a comprehensive outline of visa options and how to apply, please visit www.immi.gov.au. Please apply for visas 6-8 weeks before the intended travel date.​

Australia has relatively few travel and visa restrictions for delegates and organisers wishing to enter the country. Passport holders from most countries can apply for Australian visas online.

There are three visas that delegates can apply for online to visit Australia for tourism or business visitor activities, as outlined below. Use this link to find the right visa for you. 

(subclass 651)

Cost: Free.

Processing time: 75% of applications processed in 1 day. 90% processed in 17 days.

Electronic Travel Authority
(subclass 601)

Cost: Free (service charge of AUD20 for online applications only).

Processing time: 1 day.

Visitor visa
(subclass 600)

Cost: Base application charge from AUD145.

Processing time: 75% of applications processed in 5 days. 90% processed in 21 days.


If you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, please get in touch with CIE51@unsw.edu.au.


We recommend you book your accommodation yourself, using the information below. 

Sydney and its beautiful surroundings offer an extensive choice of accommodation to suit every style and budget. Whether looking for five-star luxury suites, contemporary and spacious serviced apartments, or budget hotels, Sydney can meet your needs.

Sydney has more than 42,000 hotel/motel rooms and serviced apartments, with approximately half located in the city centre and within walking distance or a short taxi ride to major venues and tourist attractions. 

Please use the below hotel link directly (based on your preference) and promo code to get a 15% discount (CIE51 conference rate).  

Promo code: TH16930610

Link: Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach Sydney

Link: Adina Apartment Hotel Coogee Sydney

Link: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills

Link: Vibe Hotel Darling Harbour

Here, 3 of the options are apartment hotels and the Vibe being a CBD offering with a restaurant/bar on site and a rooftop pool.


Please find a tentative schedule for the conference while planning for your trip. More details will be announced closer to the conference date. 

Tentative schedule for the conference
Day 1: Monday, December 9, 2024 Day 2: Tuesday, December 10, 2024 Day 3: Wednesday, December 11, 2024
08:30-09:30 Registration 08:30 - 09:30 Registration 08:30 - 09:30  Registration
9:00- 10:00  Opening Ceremony 09:30- 10:00 Keynote Speech 09:30 - 10:00 Keynote Speech
10:00-10:30 Keynote Speech 10:00 - 10:30  Morning Tea 10:00 - 10:30 Industry Talk
10:30-11:00 Keynote Speech 10:30 - 12:00 Parallel Sessions 10:30 - 11:00  Morning Tea
11:00 - 11:30 Morning Tea 12:00 - 12:30 Invited Speech 11:00 - 12:30 Parallel Sessions
11:30 - 13:00 Parallel Sessions 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch and Networking 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch & Networking
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 14:00 - 15:30 Parallel Sessions 13:30 - 15:00 Parallel Sessions
14:00 - 14:30 Invited Speech 15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Tea 15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon Tea
16:00 - 16:30 Afternoon Tea 16:00 - 17:00 Parallel Sessions 15:30 - 16:30 Closing Ceremony
16:30 - 17:30 Meet the Editors 17:00 - 18:00  PhD Workshop -- --
18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception & Networking -- -- 18:00 - 21:00  Gala Dinner


UNSW Sydney

UNSW Canberra

Decision Support & Analytics Research Group  

The University of Adelaide

San Jose State University (USA)